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on capitol hill about benghazi before leaving the pentagon. >> that is right. he hadn't planned to. but the threats from some lawmakers to potentially hold up a vote on chuck hagel on panetta's replacement pressed the pentagon to have panetta go up on to capitol hill to testify before the senate armed services committee next thursday. that is the same day that the senate is expected to vote on hagel's nomination. meanwhile, secretary of state john kerry was sworn in today during a private ceremony on capitol hill. he made headlines telling the boston globe president obama picked him for the job a week before susan rice withdrew her name over the benghazi controversy, which is a different timeline of what we have known before now. bret? jennifer griffin, live from the state department. thank you. 17% of male marines say they will leave the corps if women move in combat positions. in the survey done before the pentagon announced women could serve in combat, male marines worried about being falsely accused of sexual harassment or assault. >>> still ahead, remembering a new york origin
:23. take to leaddent's the pentagon will combat criticism in his confirmation hearings. hi le >> president obama's take to lead the department of defense begins the confirmation process. >> lawmakers are not sure chuck hagel is the right person for the pentagon. >> hallie jackson has more. >> chuck hagel answered more than 100 written questions. today he will answer many more in person as his confirmation hearing begins. some senators said they would oppose his nomination for secretary of defense because of this stance on iran and israel. the defense budget is almost certain to come up because of cuts set to be triggered in march. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> 5:27. >> the effort to remove john leopold is in the works but is it legal? i will have details coming up. franciotti live in new orleans where the ravens fans are coming. fans are coming. >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 5:00 a.m. >> good morning. welcome back to 11 news today. i am sarah caldwell. >> i am stan stovall. testimony resumes today for a high school student will have
the big easy is next. >> the pick to leave the pentagon will combat criticism during his confirmation hearings. >> wednesday's storms have clear out but the wind remains. the forecast as we continue right now. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 6:00 a.m. >> good morning. happy thursday. i am sarah caldwell. >> i am stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> it was a rough night last night. anywhere from 1-4 inches of rain. there were reports of water rescues and flooded basements. 48 right now. temperatures will continue to drop. the wind will continue to gust up to 40. watch for some heavy snow in garrett county. >> good morning. we have a lot of areas of localized flooding. there is fire activity in the city. we have a crew on the way. harford road is closed for some fire activity at louise. flooding has shut down new hampshire avenue in howard county. york road is closed near beaver run because of
the pentagon at this contentious time. >> we cannot allow the work of confronting the great threats we face today to held hostage to partisanship on either side. >> if confirmed chuck hagel would be the first former enlisted man and the first vietnam war veteran to head the pentagon. >>> today the senate will decide whether the government can continue borrowing millions of dollars without congress' permission. it is set to vote on a bill to athe debt ceiling to keep going up through the middle of may had a would delay the ex-penned showdown between democrats and republicans over spending cuts. the house passed a bill last week. >>> president obama says he will sign it if it passes in the senate. >>> we are still following a developing story out of alabama. a-year-old boy is being held hostage and is now going on three days. here is what we know. 63-year-old man boarded a school bus tuesday after fatally shooting the bus driver. he grabbed the 5-year-old sxwoy pled the scene. police tracked the man down but says he has been holding the child hostage for more than 30 hours. neighbors of the m
effect yet but could happen this spring. now plight co-reports the pentagon is preparing a plan to furlough civilian workers one day each week for five months. that would save an estimated $5 billion. wusa9 reporter got reaction. >> reporter: wusa 9 asked facebook followers if they were pentagon employees what would it mean to them? >> we have one kid in college i have stage three colon cancer and chemotherapy, no we cannot afford any pay cut now. >>> james wilson i'm concerned about my bills. >> family of four here, husband disable, pay frozen for three years and now they want to take two days of paycheck away from me? a hit of the generation al wars, they should furlough some 14s and 15z, higher pay grades not me. i barely make anything. let those really old people retire. all the 80-year-olds coming to work with their canes. >> the answer is catastrophic and bad. >> the vice president of foreign policy and defense studies at the heritage foundation. >> god forbid something happens in the middle of this, somebody wasn't at their desk, at the very best we are going to waste a l
of the northeast. we'll tell you who needs to take extra care on the roads this morning. >>> also the pentagon warns hundreds of thousands of workers could face furloughs and pay cuts if things don't change before the sequestration deadline in april. the latest on the looming defense cuts coming up in a live report. ♪ [ male announcer ] don't just reject convention. drown it out. introducing e all-new 2013 lexus ls f sport. an entirely new pursuit. [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do. ...so as you can see, geico's customer satisfaction is at 97%. mmmm tasty. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make these geico adverts. so we're taking you behind the scenes. this coffee cup, for example, is computer animated. it's not real. geico's customer satisfaction is quite real though. this computer-animated coffee tastes dreadful. geico. 15 minutes
and first vietnam veteran to lead the pentagon. >>> federal agents seized nearly $14 million worth of fake nfl merchandise. just three days ago until the big game and officers have intercepted 160,000 bogus pieces of super bowl memorabilia. authorities say criminal organizations are actually stealing from american businesses as they try to pass off the knockoffs as the real deal. >>> for more on super bowl xlvii let's send things down to wusa9's andrea roane. she is anchoring our brit and grit coverage -- our blitz and glitz coverage in new orleans. >> reporter: hi. good evening. we don'tike the idea of snow in your forecast because we're having a beautiful evening here. we want to thank david and carol for allowing us to use their beautiful balcony. look at that backdrop again, the brewery and the beautiful lights. it's a gorgeous evening, more and more fans coming into town, more and more ravens fans coming in and they are thrilled about the fact that new orleans is supporting them. everyone is talking about not the baltimore ravens or ray lewis or the 49ers. they're talking halftime en
. more than a fewwise cracks. >> the pentagon has decided to allow women to serve in combat. [cheers and applause] the hope is that we can now finally defeat the taliban by giving them the silent treatment. >> geraldo: tonight, what happens to already stressed-out military families at home when infidelity and sex assaults are added to the dangers of combat duty overseas? plus: >> our wake gun laws allow these mass killings to be carried out again and again and again in our country. >> geraldo: a demo today in d.c. keeps the pressure on for gun control. but also today, at 51 gun shows in 26 states, gun owners pushed back and buy up. >> 100 million-plus gun owners in america are feeling put upon, like we are scapegoated for the acts of a psychopathic killer in newtown, connecticut. >> reporter: tonight, exclusive, inside the gun show loophole. and... judging jodi. >> you said you knew her. you see that photograph? >> yeah. >> do you know who that is? >> it looks like jodi. >> do you know anything about that? >> no. >> how about exhibit number 164? who does that look like to you? >> lik
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. if you'd like to comment, you can sign up when you arrive. >>> the pentagon makes plans for a new spy base. that story coming up. >> we'll enjoy another one of our favorite super bowl ads leading up to sunday's game. >> let's see who is celebrating a birthday today. a special happy birthday to our floor >>> for the first time you have a little treat when you walk out your front door this morning because it's not cold outside. >> a couple of spots are cold but a lot of you will enjoy temperatures in the 40s and even some 50s. a little crazy the next couple of days. we'll be in the 50s and 60s today. well into the 60s tomorrow. by friday we're going to be in the low 30s back again. it's january. we get these wild swings, especially as we get into february and march now. buckle up. here's a look at the visibilities this morning. fog is just a little bit of an issue. we're seeing it worse in garrett county where visibilities have between a quarter mile and zero. some spots one to two miles locally so that's not too bad. delaware and dover is also one- quarter of a mile
wants defense cuts and on the board of a pentagon contractor. rallying around hagel in the meantime. have a majority votes to confirm him if there are no surprises. >>> dc mayor vince gray will announce the results of 2012 fiscal year later this morning which will bring more than $400 million surplus for the city. mayor has hinted he would put the large surplus into the city's fund. help fund social services in the area. >> another one of our top stories this morning, the boy scouts are considering a major policy change on its ban on homosexual leaders and members. >> the ban on gay members has been in place for a long time. but the organization has felt more heat to open up the membership in the wake of growing support for gay marriage and the ending on the ban of gays serving in the military. >> if they ever found out you were homosexual you would lose your vigil in the order of the era. >> the scouts of america in a stunning reversal from age old policy from admitting gays and lesbians saying future scout's honor won't be in question if their board agrees to loosen restrictions.
have to pass a law to make law what the pentagon's policy would do. that's the normal course of order. what normally happens when the pentagon issues a policy they create a report send it over to congress and congress acts based on the recommendation. you tell me. should fathers and mothers at home be preparing themselves for having their soon to be 18-year-olds registers for a draft? >> i don't know how soon something like that would happen. i am the father of two boys. if i had daughters i don't think i would want them to be compelled. you are a lawyer any argument taken to its logical extent doesn't look as good as when you are making that initial argument. equality is important. i remain in the national guard i see what contributions women bring. as far as promotion and access wherever possible equality is cherished. however when you shift it into mandatory service for both men and women at the age of 18, i think it makes people -- the hair on the back of their neck to think about the four little girls and whether or not they would be xilcompelled to do something. i went to school
-on-one meetings can overcome any mistakes that he made. chris lawrence, cnn, the pentagon. >> the question is, is his confirmation in jeopardy? >> the democrats think they still have the votes there, but most people say hagel did not do anything to help himself. all of the reporters, dana bash reporting that they were stunned in his performance. a 7 1/2 hour hearing and it was tough. >> but it was rude at times as well, right? >> some say that senators went too far, maybe that will backfire. little to help himself. >> i read he was like a wiebel. he wobbled but he didn't fall down. >>> six minutes past the hour. when it comes to jobs, did we sprint or stumble out of the gate. we'll find out when the january jobs report comes out a little more than three hours from now. they expect to see maintained momentum, predicting 165,000 net new jobs added. up slightly from the 155,000 added in december. they expect the unemployment rate to stay at 7.8%. >> of course, christine romans here to break down the numbers as soon as they come out. that will happen at 8:30 live on "starting point." >>> for the
. >>> budget cuts could hit the pentagon, what >>> are you in the wat >>> the search is on for a u.s. fighter jet missing off the coast of italy. the f-16 took off from aviano air base in italy for a training mission last night. the pilot sent out a distress signal over the aidry attic sea. only the pilot was on board. it's not believed that the aircraft was carrying weapons. >>> also happening right now, at least two people are dead after a suicide bomb attack outside the somalian prime minister's office. the attacker detonated bomb as he was being questioned at a checkpoint. dozens nearby were wounded. the prime minister and president were not hurt. >>> the california man is in jail had morning accused of shooting and killing a doctor at his office. police say the man opened fire in an examination room yesterday afternoon in newport beach. an employee says the suspect had an appointment with the doctor. officers arrested the gunman immediately and are investigating just what caused that deadly shooting. >>> one person is dead after a trench collapsed at a construction site near dallas. the
: the president's pentagon choice finds hit -- his worst enemies in his own party. covering the week, david wessel of "the wall street journal." covering the week, david wessel of "the wall street journal." vaughn johnson of
conservative opposition, hagel is expected to win confirmation as the pentagon chief. >>> americans have been buying guns in record numbers lately, ever since the talk about tightening gun-control laws. but there is a different type of firearm dealer also doing a booming business these days. reporter joe vazquez shows us it's do it yourself. >> reporter: don't wanna buy a gun? >> sometimes you want things done right. you gotta do it yourself. >> reporter: how about making your own? >> we are flooded with orders right now. >> reporter: our san diego affiliate found a gun owner in oceanside that said its business is booming. arris is a firearm dealer, with its own machine shop, where people can build their own guns, even ar-15 rifles. >> this right here, that's where your actual trigger assembly and everything is, to make it an actual firearm. at this stage, literally it's a paper weight. >> reporter: they insist this is legal in california. >> 1968. i make a weapon for personal use, but not for sale or distribution. >> reporter: since the provis
the pentagon and seminary road. towards the occoquan and dale city heading towards quantico. i-27 delays past emerge as you work your way it towards montrose road, additional delays near 117, father hurley boulevard passed 121, slow traffic. slow on the inner loop of the bill would pass the american legion bridge towards the i-270 spur. new hampshire avenue, picking up past 95, college park passed 50 ports to 02. -- passed 50 and 202. there is a pull down near turkey foot lane near seneca road. they're alternating traffic past the scene. that is the latest. back to you. >> a new survey shows how some marines feel about leon panetta lifting the longtime band of women on the front line. 17% of respondents said it would likely leave the court if women moved into combat positions. before he lifted the ban 31% of female marines said they wanted to move into combat roles. >> coming up, the tsa has dogs tasked with sniffing out bombs but are they capable of handling that dangerous task? >> first, we get the latest on the terrifying standoff of the 5-year-old caught in the middle. >> and at 6:00, a l
his pentagon appointedded legal counsel. he says we have been dealing with our attorneys for about a year and a half and we have not been able to get any trust with them. the trial is not expected to start for at least another year leaving some victims' families with unanswered questions. >> i just wonder what made them do such a horrible thing. >> reporter: the five defendants face charges that include nearly 3,000 counts of murder. if convicted, they could get the death penalty. in new york, ainsley earhart, fox news. >> certainly been a long process. >> yes, it definitely has. a little bit below the radar. >>> coming up next, a super sendoff for the ravens. >> they left baltimore yesterday bound for new orleans. hear what head coach john harbaugh says the team will focus on against the 49ers, besides, of course, winning. >> temperatures are rising but mother nature is dealing us another hand that we'll have to deal with besides that. i'll have all the details coming up in your full forecast. we'll be back after the break. ♪ ♪ i'm halfway to your heart ♪ you have to let me
-- from hospital employees not from patients. >>> the pentagon wants to hire computer experts and cyber experts. washington has been warning about a spike in cyber attacks. they are encouraging college students to pursue careers in cyber security. the cyber command's level is about 900. that number is expected to reach about 5,000 over the next several years. >>> 7:10. and an attempt to stop your pg&e rates from going up. we'll tell you who is stepping in to protect your money and why they say the increase is not needed. >> i've been here for a long time. i just want to see my family. >> local immigrants reacting to news that true immigration reform may come soon and what the president will be announcing today. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good i
. it has been happening for the last several months. meanwhile at the pentagon officials are looking at big changes in how they fight cyber terror. bob orr is in washington. >> those attacks on the "new york times" and "wall street journal" are part of a plot to crack critical systems inside of the u.s. cyber detectives traced the computer break-ins at "the new york times" and "wall street journal" to government hackers inside china. chinese deny the allegations calling them not professional and groundless but both papers say there is evidence hackers stole reporters' passwords and attempted to monitor coverage of the chinese government. newspapers are just the latest targets. sources say state-sponsored spies mostly from china every day infiltrate a broad spectrum of government and business networks inside the u.s. >> cyber, i believe, represents as big a threat to the security of this country as any one specific threat. >> reporter: at his confirmation hearing thursday secretary of defense nominee chuck hagel warned computer-based attacks could be crippling
. >> president obama should choose someone else to lead the pentagon. >>> you missed that point completely. >> senator, i think you missed -- >> let there be order. >> the gun control debate taking center stage on capitol hill in dramatic fashion. >> the time is now. you must act. >>> the chase was extremely dangerous. >> what's he going to do? right through him, right through the train crossing. >>> talk about serious air, windsurfers brave hard conditions in southwest ireland to face off in the red bull storm chase conversation. >>> mascot versus cheerleader never ends well. >> six against five. >> look at this. oh, here we go. >> and all that matters. >> every single parent can identify with the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat and on sunday night, we're going to experience both of those great emotions. who has it better than us? no-body! >> no-body! >> on "cbs this morning." >> nearly three in ten americans say god plays a role in the outcome of sporting events. >> of course god cares about football. he created a girlfriend for manti te'o out of nothing. caption
on the brakes and now from the pentagon to the inbound 14th street bridge. inbound along new york avenue still dealing with a stalled vehicle. that was tying up the right lane. headed inbound into northeast. slow traffic oken he will worth avenue. in virginia, the accident eastbound 7 you'll want to stay to the left to get by. average speed on 66 down to 19 miles an hour from fair oaks to 123. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> thank you. a group of law makers say they plan to push a reform bill through the senate by the summer. the bill's goals include more guest workers, tighter rules employers and a smoother transition to citizenship for illegal citizens. from the organization united we dream. julieta, thank you for being with us. before we get into this, just your overall feeling now. you have a president who seems to stand in concert with the illegal immigrants in the country as far as pushing through the dream act, as far as paths to citizenship. how is your organization feeling now as we look at this compromise of sort? >> well, first of all, i would really like to challen
continue past the beltway. pentagon to the inbound 14th street bridge. delays on 66 fair oaks to 123. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> thank you. we continue to follow a developing story out of alabama this morning. a man shot and killed a school bus driver and then kidnapped a 6 year old boy. wisdom is back with the latest on this case. >> police are still on the scene in midland city. it's a small town in southeast, alabama. this all began late yesterday afternoon. police say the man boarded the bus and shot the driver several times when he refused to let him take a child. he grabbed the boy and took off. he has been holding him in an under ground bomb shelter. the 6 year old is said to be doing okay. neighbors have been evacuated as a precaution. so far, no word on a motive or if there is any relationship between the man and the boy. the bus driver did die from the gunshot wounds and at this point police have not released the identities of any of the people involved. sarah, back to you. >> all right. thanks. >>> our other big story now, a former police officer faces up
. hundreds of thousands of pentagon civilian employees could be facing furloughs and frozen pay checks if congress doesn't find the mandatory budget. one stays furloughed employee would lose one day of work a week. the pentagon has about 800,000 civilian workers and it's reported these furloughs could save $5 billion. republicans are trying to revive their party with some major changes this morning. the party is looking at a combination of what lawmakers have to do and have to stop doing. the changes in the works for the g.o.p. >> meeting in charlotte. republicans re-elected their party chairman. >> we're going to be the party for everybody, everywhere across america. [applause] >> right now the g.o.p. is in trouble. mitt romney was beaten. barack obama so empowered he forced republicans to back down on the debt ceiling and laid out a liberal agenda for his second term. the g.o.p. is out of favor with the young, minorities and women. not just at the ballot box. 49% of the nation now sees the republican party negatively. in the nbc news "wall street journal" poll only 26% positively. de
's choice to run the pentagon is a different story. on thursday, former republican senator hagel, a vietnam verb took fire from members of his own party for his opposition to the 2007 troop surge in iraq. >> were you correct or incorrect when you said that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam? were you correct or incorrect? >> i am not going for give you a yes-or-no answer --. >> refuse to answer that? >> he was hammered by g.o.p. senators who believe he is soft on iran and too tough on israel and grilled about referring to pro israeli groups at the jewish lobby. >> i should have used another term. i regret it. >> he did not help when he miss stated president obama's position on iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons. >> i have been handed a note that i misspoke and said i supported the president's position on containment. >> despite the bruising hearing, hagel is still likely to be confirmed. if so he will be the first secretary of defense who saw combat as an enlisted soldier. >> thank you. >> 6:18. the weekend is here, it is a super bowl w
. >>> a pentagon search and rescue team is scouring the adriatic sea fay missing air force f-16 fighter jet that went missing during a trapping mission yesterday afternoon. the italian coast guard is also helping. -- during a training mission. the initial word is the f-16 was not carrying any weapons. >>> a clue this morning in the disappearance of a plane carrying a famed italian fashion designer. i bag from that plane was found on an island. the family had been clinging to hope that the passenger and crew were alive suggesting they could have been kidnapped. n ki >>> this morning, the music world mourns the loss of sugar foot, the front man of the ohio players. his real nemeira was leroy bonner and he died late last night at the age of 69. they had a series of hits including fire. a post skies him like this. humble yet charismatic, soft spoken and of few words. weight of his thoughts, lyrics and music has influenced countless other artists, songs and trends. >> such a great song too. >> they had a lot of great songs. they had a great one back in the '70s. >> he will be missed. >> yes, def
are about to be out of a job. the pentagon says it's lays off many of the 46,000 temporary and contract workers. the rest of the workforce would face furloughs of one day a week without pays that would last the rest of the 2013 year. it's all in an effort to manage the billions, said to kick in march 1st. >>> president obama and vice president joe biden met with police from across the country today, to talk about ways to stem gun violence. >> we recognize that this is an issue that elicits a lot of passion. no group is pour -- that's where the rubber hits the road. >> the president noted it would take the cooperation of congress to pass the bulk. his goals include restricting access with assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips, as well as universal background checks for all gun buyers. >>> the first witnesses were called to the stand for the trial of a baltimore man. michael johnson is charged with the murder of 16-year-old felicia barnes that occurred in 2010. today barnes' older sister testified johnson tried to make a pass at felicia six months before the murder. the prose
of estimates. it looks like the furloughs at the pentagon will be one day a week between the beginning of march and the end of the fiscal year in september. that's essentially a 20% pay cut. but that's not a layoff. doesn't mean don't come back for a while. just means one day a week. so the contractors are trying to figure out how that fits. now, we haven't seen any indication yet of mass layoffs in this area. we're seeing some contractors in other parts of the country doing layoffs. they are very small and not doing anything yet with facilities or anything like that. >> moving forward if this does happen, some of the things that could get cut or impacted by the sequestration, housing assistance, community development programs. the impact this could have on people. talk about that. >> what is interesting is congress would like to give the agencies what's called reprogramming authority. and that means if you spend $10 here or here. but decide this program should have $15 you can move that money. so the ability to move the money is one of the things that we'll be watching as congress figures out
to report now northbound on 395 and 95 as you travel from the occoquan headed out to the pentagon. lanes are open and traffic running smoothly each way. north of town, all lanes are open between college park and bethesda. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. e traffic. >> thank you. >>> our big story we are following this morning, a bipartisan deal for our nation's immigration reform. >> just one day after a joint deal was announced by lawmakers, president obama is heading to nevada to announce his plan. melanie a.-- alnwick has that story. >> the president's trip to vegas is to unveil his plan for immigration reform. eight senators, four republicans, four democrats, released framework monday which they call a tough but fair route to citizenship for more than 11 million people living here illegally. it allows more temporary workers to stay, increases border security and cracks down on employers who hire illegals. green cards could be awarded to immigrants who obtain certain advanced degree from american university. people here illegally would have to pass background checks and p
of questions at today's confirmation hearing. among them potential sequestration cuts at the pentagon, his views in the middle east and his views of women and gays in the military. the last two specifically will be asked in light of controversial comments made in the past seen as anti-israel and anti-gay. hagel is fighting back and apologizing. >> we chose this as the hagel war room. we are doing rapid response as issues come in. that's what you would expect in this confirmation process. >> as a measure of our progress as a nation and specifically as a community of lgbt individuals, within 24 hours senator hagel had issued an apology. >> so he has some folks on his side. the 66-year-old vietnam veteran says his views have been distorted but it will be an uphill battle. we'll see how it goes today. >> sounds like he will have to defend every comma and permed the way things are going. >> we are -- period the way things are going. >> and we're going back 13 years. he's certainly said a lot during those 13 years. he will have a lot of explaining to do on the hill. >>> the manti te'o girlfriend
on the metro system is getting a much-needed upgrade. metro is replacing escalators at the pentagon station. the three are being replaced at the station's south entrance the the north entrance will remain open. the projects begins on monday. it's expected to last through the fall. the current escalators were installed 18iers. the new escalators will be similar to those recently installed at the system's dupont circle station. >>> what a catch. check this out. a 10-year-old in herndon is being hailed for reeling in a big one, and it looks like it is one for the record books. >> why do they use roman numerals to number the super bowls? that's the question. the answer is coming up on "news4 at 5." there are over 200 varieties of gourmet coffee that have earned the "keurig brewed" seal of approval. the keurig brewed seal is our commitment that the coffee inside will deliver a delicious cup of coffee every time. keurig brewed -- look for the only mark of genuine keurig quality. >>> new action after reports that d.c. police may have handled dozens of sexual a15u89 cases. last month the human righ
the first enlisted man and vietnam veteran to lead the pentagon. >>> frustrating commute home from work yesterday. they got stuck and after getting no instructions from metro, they took matters into their own hands. dozens of commuters wound up abandoning their green line trains and walking to their destinations last night. metro's general manager is apologizing properly policing -- apologizing promising some improvements. delia goncalves has more. >> reporter: good morning. it certainly was a big mess and it was a cold night for it. we talked to the manager at starbucks who is kitty corner from the navy yard metro station who says it looked like inauguration all over again with just swarms of people who were outside here at navy yard after the if fiasco happened inside. we'll take a look at some video and some pictures that fecks tweeted out of those massive crowds. panicked passengers pried open metro doors. they hopped on to the tracks and escaped through an emergency exit, this after two green line trains were stuck between navy yard and anacostia. they were stuck in dark opportunit
on fox news sunday, the pentagon lifts the ban on women in combat. chris wallace will sit down with the first female combat pilot in the u.s. military and a retired general. >> plus, another cold day on tap. gwen is back with a look at what we can expect and she'll with a work week preview. we'll hope for a couple of suns in that. we'll see. stay with us. >>> it's your look at the new and note worthy of the week ahead, the capital rundown for the week of january 28, 2013. monday, national school choice week gets underway in washington with a forum on the subject at noon at 1,000 massachusetts avenue northwest at the cato institute. tuesday, january 29th, the subcommittee on health holds a meeting that starts at 10:00 a.m. wednesday, january 30th, the senate foreign relations committee continues its meeting of the 113th congress in the capitol building. thursday, january 31, the senate armed services committee opens hearings on it's nomination of chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. that's at 9:30 a.m. and on friday, february 1st, nasa marks the tenth anniversary of
the pentagon is -3 layiig off 46-thousaad contract and temporaryy workers. a spokesman for the agency says it's in an effort to reduce spenddng head of possible mandatory buddet cuts that'll happennin march. full-timee mployeessare forced -3 to take "one day aaweek" furlough for 22-weeks. if conggess fails to reach a deal on deficit reduction he military will be orce to reeuce its budget by billions of dollars. 3&p the annual march for life packed huunredssof thousand of pro-lifee demonstrators onto the nattonal mall in d-c frrday. "douugmckelway" has pore on their plans for tte future. 3 3 3 hospital emerrency visits iivolving "attention deficit hyperactivity disorder drugs" have more than dubled. & 3 the u-s substancee abuse and mental hhalth service reports e-r visits rose ffrm more than 13- thhusand to more than 31-thouuand.. on - medical use of thh rugs made up alf of all e-r visits. - adults had the largest hiie....with raaes among largest hike....with rates same. 3
is going to the other side. that said when he is in the pentagon and controls the military in that capacity, they will have to deal with him and have the same interest in common. both parties want to keep the u.s. strong and safe and chuck hagel has been through worse. believe me, he has seen much more incoming than at that hearing. >> republican strategist, good to see you. thank you. >> good to see you. >> still ahead on the saturday afternoon, the latest on the scandal around the top u.s. senator. first, on this date, an announcement that led to the moment so many had been calling for. eventually to the end of apartheid. you are watching msnbc the place for politics. but don't worry, he'll find someone else. ♪ who's that lady? ♪ who's that lady? ♪ sexy lady, who's that lady? [ female announcer ] swiffer 360 dusters extender cleans high and low, with thick all around fibers that attract and lock up to two times more dust than a feather duster. swiffer gives cleaning a whole new meaning. and now swiffer dusters refills are available with the fresh scent of gain. i just served my moth
camerota. rough ride for pick to run the pentagon. chuck hagel's hearing questions questions his competence. the white house thinks he did just fine? >> we are moments away from finding out whether we are stuck with six more weeks of winter. punxsutawney phil about to give his first alert forecast. let's all say it now, gobbler's knob. that's where we are going. >> punxsutawney, pennsylvania. the big easy gearing up for the big game. brian kilmeade is on the bayou with some huge guests. we are going to look for his shadow as well. "fox & friends" hour two starts right now. >> happy groundhogs day. >> good saturday afternoon, good morning, i don't know. saturday morning. >> it is afternoon somewhere. >> maybe in new zealand it's saturday afternoon. good morning, everyone. we are just a few days away from brian kilmeade being able to watch the game live super bowl game live. there is brian kilmeade staring at cheerleaders. >> it's the 49ers facing off against the ravens. super bowl number 47. good morning to you, brian. what's you got for us? >> first up, i think it's time to meet some of the
, practiced at the pentagon. he had been working on this. >> so jill, is it a surprise that hagel seemed unprepared, or is it a surprise that republicans were going at him so hard? >> none of this should have been a surprise, thomas. i mean, they knew that the republicans were not happy with them. and the democrats, i think it's too strong to say they support him. they're going to hold their nose, perhaps, and vote for him, because the president wants him. but no one is really for him. so all of these things were expected. and he should have been prepped and ready to answer every single one of these things. he should have been prepared for "i want yes or no." he should have been prepared for iran and containment. i mean, even his correction was incorrect. >> and chip, let me talk to you, because our nbc's first read has out that hostile gop questioning might have made democrats even more you wanted, or so the white house hopes and believes. and this is what perry was referring to earlier about roy blunt appearing on "the daily rundown" . take a look. >> a majority in the senate should be
defending former republican senator chuck hagel saying that he will be an excellent pentagon chief. now, this comes after a fiery confirmation hearing with members of the senate armed services committee. he faced some tough questions including this one from senator james imhoff. >> why do you think the rainan foreign ministry strongly supports your nomination to be the secretary of defense? >> i have a difficult enough time with american politics senator. i have no idea, but thank you. >> senators could vote as early as this week. washington times columnist charlie hurt joins us to weigh in on whether we can expect senator hagel to be cob confirmed as defense secretary. >>> the reverend jesse jackson is leading a march today in honor of a chicago teenager killed this week. the 15-year-old high school band member gunned down days after attending the president's inauguration. just the latest victim in a city where there are 515 murders last year alone. more than 100 shooting incidents have occurred since january 1. reverend jackson called on president obama to come to his home town of chi
the committee that he need to learn more about the pentagon. saying, quote, if confirmed i intend to know a lot more than i do. jonathan carl, abc news, the white house. >> not a great performance you heard even from people who will vote for him or like him or fellow, you know democrats who may vote for him. were not pleased with what they heard. thing. has such a different perspective on war. and so he is more critical about the nation's military. does a person not have a rgt ig to go to a slaughterhouse and change their opinion on red meat. >> of course. >> republicans say this guy is further left than president obama. republicans are skittish about his nomination. >> people are saying though his performance, well he was really under fire. so i think anyone in that hot seat may not do his or her best they're saying he likely will be confirmed i suspect. >> it is going to be a bumpy ride. in related news, secretary of state hillary clinton leaving office officially today after sounding a warning about civil war in syria. at a sort of exit interview, clinton accused iran of playing an increasin
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